Honeywell has announced a recall of 3/4 and 1-inch V48/V88 diaphragm gas valves with manufacturing date codes of 9443 through 9450. Honeywell has determined that some of these gas valves may have a manufacturing defect from the machining process, which may cause a thin wall section at a point. The cause of the defect has been identified and corrective action has been taken. No field problems have Men reported.
All valves within this range have passed final operational tests for leakage before shipping. However, there is a possibility that an outer wall leak could occur and this does create a safety issue. The specific range includes the following order specification numbers:
V48A 2151 V88A 1618
V484 2169 V88A 1659
V48A 2334 V88A 1675
V48A 2391 V88J 1006
This recall is limited to the above order specification numbers (3/4 and 1 inch models) with date codes of 9443 through 9450. This includes valves in inventory and those that have been installed. The date codes are visible both on the top of the bonnet assembly and inside the solenoid housing. These valves should be returned to Honeywell via UPS either prepaid or collect. Mark the returns V48/V88
Product Recall and ship to:
1050 BERKSHIRE LANE
PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA 55441
Honeywell will pay reasonable labor charges for replacement of installed valves with the above size and date codes as appropriate. Contact a Honeywell Home and Building Control Sales representative, customer service representative or call 1-800-328-8194 (Minnesota 1-800-722-0033) with questions. 4-95
HONEYWELL, INC., RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONTROLS
Information in the possession of IAS indicates that a potential hazard exists with an unknown number of HONEYWELL, INC., RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONTROLS Model Nos. V48 and V88 Diaphragm Gas Valves for gas appliances bearing date codes 9110, 9111, 9110, 9111, 9112, 9113, 9114, 9138, 9139, 9140, 9141 and 9142.
These valves may remain in the open position after power is interrupted to the valve solenoid operator. Honeywell Inc., Residential/Building controls has initiated recalls of the affected models. If any of these controls are located, contact the nearest Honeywell sales office or telephone 1-800-321-8194 (outside
Minnesota) or 1-800-722-0033 (within Minnesota). 4-92
April 15, 1995